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With all the noise created by a 24/7 news cycle, it can be hard to really grasp what's going on in politics today. We provide a fresh perspective on the biggest political stories not through opinion and anecdotes, but rigorous scholarship, massive data sets and a deep knowledge of theory. Understand the political science beyond the headlines with Harris School of Public Policy Professors William Howell, Anthony Fowler and Wioletta Dziuda. Our show is part of the University of Chicago Podcast ...
 
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Capitalisn't

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Capitalisn't

University of Chicago Podcast Network

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Is capitalism the engine of destruction or the engine of prosperity? On this podcast we talk about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor, Bethany McLean and world renowned economics professor Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it. Cover photo attributions: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/research/stigler/about/capitalisnt
 
A weekly podcast that explains major policy issues and at a 101 level. Every week, hosts Michelle Cordero and Tim Doescher present an entertaining mix of media clips, personal stories, and interviews with Heritage experts, to break down major news stories and policy debates raging in Congress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Join Atlantic political correspondent Isaac Dovere on the road each week as he reports from around the country on the politics, policies, and personalities that are defining this crucial moment in American history. Each week brings you an intimate and surprising conversation with the names you know and names you may not know—but should.
 
Presented by the Chicago Reader, hear senior writer Ben Joravsky discuss the day’s stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty. Tune in to LIVE episodes streaming Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or catch up with episodes anytime. Podcast-only episodes are also released throughout the week. Reader podcasts are recorded on Shure microphones. Learn more at Shure.com.
 
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New Dawn

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New Dawn

Michael Dawson

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Michael C. Dawson, founder and former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, is the host of this Race and Capitalism Project-initiated podcast series, New Dawn. He invites guests to discuss their research related to race and capitalism. Many episodes have generously been supported by Scholarly Borderlands and Social Science Research Council.
 
Based on the iconic, Emmy-nominated series on A&E, this show explores some of the most difficult-to-solve murders, which stymied investigators and went cold, sometimes for decades. In fact, one-third of all murders in America remain open. But thanks to dogged investigators and breakthroughs in forensic technology, these cases become part of the rare 1% of cold cases that are ever solved. Hosted by Brooke Gittings ("Convicted" and "Actual Innocence") and featuring the voice of original Cold C ...
 
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Bourbon 'n BrownTown

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Bourbon 'n BrownTown

Caullen Hudson & David A Moran

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SoapBox Productions and Organizing's affiliate podcast pairs critical analyses of media, culture, politics, and everyday happenings with the tastiest of spirits. With a Chicago focus, BrownTown (friends and colleagues Caullen Hudson and David A. Moran) unpacks current events, social issues, and gives personal insight into various topics with the occasional help of the most talented and creative activists, artists, filmmakers, academics, and social entrepreneurs. Find more at SoapBoxPO.com/Po ...
 
Tune in every other week as Stella Cheeks & Erin Cline discuss the state of the world, their never-ending reading lists, and occasionally talk about professional wrestling. It's the same Not Your Demographic you've come to know and love. They're just no longer pretending to care about wrestling. It's the circle of life.
 
Hanging With Apes is a podcast that delivers news commentary that is not politically correct or filtered through the mainstream media narrative. The Audio Apes discuss a wide range of subjects, current events and trending topics in the news and social media from many different information sources on a weekly basis. Hosts K. Cartoon and Rx Phonics each express their unique individual perspectives, making Hanging With Apes interesting, intellectual and informative with a constant philosophical ...
 
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
The Metal Patriot Podcast is an opinion show about politics, news and more. Disclaimers: This podcast is protected under “Fair Use” and “Freedom of Speech”. It is not meant to bully, harass, give medical advice of any kind, and is for entertainment purposes only. Please always use your own discernment when listening to this podcast
 
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Crains’ political columnist Greg Hinz and government reporter A.D. Quig talk with host Amy Guth about news from the state and local politics beat, including the city budget, crime and the standoff between the mayor and the Chicago police union over the city’s vaccine mandate. Plus: Ex-Boeing pilot charged in first Max criminal prosecution, many Med…
 
The discussion of factions in American politics is as old as the republic itself. But there is more to consider, particularly in terms of the way that contemporary factions operate within our current political landscape. Political Scientist Rachel Blum, in her new book, How The How the Tea Party Captured the GOP: Insurgent Factions in American Poli…
 
Tonight’s rundown: Joe Biden plans to meet with moderate and progressive Democrats in hopes of uniting the party to pass his $3.5 trillion spending package Colin Powell’s death is used as a way to attack Donald Trump Make sure to bundle up this winter, as heating costs are expected to skyrocket! LA Times columnists say that journalists should no lo…
 
After 2020 office holiday celebrations were canceled, many Chicago firms are bringing the tradition back this year. But that comes with its own set of considerations for companies, workers and restaurants. Crain's reporter Ally Marotti joins host Amy Guth to talk about the nuanced business of COVID-era festivities. Plus: Cook County Assessor Fritz …
 
Join Jim and Greg for a very special podcast! First, they see reason to be optimistic about 2022 as three powerful House Democrats decide not to seek re-election. They also have plenty to say as Dems start telling Americans that the supply chain crisis just means we'll have to stop whining and lower our expectations. They marvel at Jen Psaki's resp…
 
The death this week of former Secretary of State Colin Powell reminds us of his ignoble role in selling the lies that led to the destruction of Iraq and a million deaths. It was one big lie, but the empire itself is built upon lies. Also today: Nebraska allows virus treatment drugs to be prescribed, Chicago mayor warns of an "insurrection" by the p…
 
The Apes discuss the Joe Rogan and Sanjay Gupta episode on The Joe Rogan Experience. Then the guys give their thoughts on the Let's Go Brandon song that topped the iTunes charts. Finally, The Batman trailer is out and the guys give their takeaways from the highly anticipated film.By Audio Apes
 
Tonight’s rundown: The Biden’s are caught walking through a DC restaurant maskless despite a citywide mandate that has been enacted for months The fact that Mark Zuckerberg donated over $400 million to Democrat cities to help with the 2020 election should be the top story across the network news stations but not a single one covered it Bill intervi…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/19/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Charles Lipson discusses the origins of Critical Race Theory and how it’s being used to int…
 
Apartments and warehouses are driving local commercial property sales, but, as Crain’s commercial real estate reporter Danny Ecker and host Amy Guth discuss, Chicago deals trail behind the rest of the country this year. Plus: Kaegi gets endorsements from Duckworth and U.S. reps, Mag Mile Neiman Marcus building goes up for sale, CDW to buy IT firm f…
 
Jessica Chiarella wrote The Lost Girls, a thriller set in Chicago that is so good, Ben stayed up really late reading it. Not wanting to give anything away, let's just say this--he didn't see that ending coming. Jessica talks about the challenges of writing thrillers and who she's reading and why Chicago is good place for a writer to write. Listen t…
 
Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Bari Weiss for stating six major truths on CNN about how the left is driving the world insane. They also chronicle how Democrats are asking black churches in Virginia to play videos of Kamala Harris explicitly urging them to vote for Terry McAuliffe. They shudder at reports that destitute Afghans are selling their ch…
 
Fauci made the mainstream media rounds again over the weekend, this time "granting his permission" for Americans to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas...but only if they are vaccinated. Will Americans continue to heed his demands? Also today: 40% of California's public workers are not vaccinated, Colin Powell passes from Covid, and ne…
 
Andrew McCabe regains his pension from the FBI, 40-percent of State Workers in California remain unvaxxed, Schools in Michigan cancel some holidays to promote ‘inclusivity’, Superman goes woke. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day, a preview of Bill's interview with Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
June 18, 2019: Trump is set to kick off his 2020 campaign. Lori Lightfoot is in New York. illinois State Rep Rob Martwick returns to talk all things politics. Kristen Kaza of The Chicago Reader talks their block party and it's the return of the South Side Political Know it Alls Jerry Brown and Tom Shepherd. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/p…
 
There’s nothing more vital to survival than water. “Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!”, said the Ancient Mariner, in the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Besides widespread water shortage, too much of America’s water is undrinkable. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity…
 
It's time to rethink how we create and allocate money In Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose (Fast Company Press, 2021), Marco Dondi sheds light on the fact that most people do not have the economic security to focus on purpose and life fulfillment. He proposes that this is not the way things have to be; th…
 
Book workshops produce great books, but too few scholars have access to the resources needed to organize and execute one, especially scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The 2021 American Political Scie…
 
This week on Not Your Demographic, Erin & Stella are muddling through their anger at the irrevocably damaged American health care system and at all the ceilings that need to be painted. Thank god for Venom, baseball, and Hangman Adam Page! Books Discussed: Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Twice Alive by Forrest Gander Ornamental by Juan…
 
David Shor is the whiz-kid, pollster, computer-geek strategist who says the Democrats must move right in order to keep from being annihilated in upcoming senate and congressional elections. The conventional wisdom among Democratic centrists is that President Biden should do whatever the kid says. Political Scientist David Faris explains the shortco…
 
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa--the dean of city council Democratic Socialists--returns to tell you everything you need to know about Mayor Lightfoot's bizarre comments at a recent meeting with Latino caucus members. Those comments include the claim that's she's a better mayor than Mayor Harold Washington (which is like Alex Caruso saying he's better…
 
It's the end of the week, which means it's time for Ben and Dr. D to riff on a week's worth of news. Only with the good doctor enjoying a much-deserved day off, Reader editor Salem Collo-Julin steps in. And so Ben & Salem riff on Mayor Lightfoot's showdown with MAGA man John Catanzara. Also Mayor Lightfoot's assertion that she's a greater mayor tha…
 
What does the American public think about China, internal v. external threats, and who benefits from US foreign policy? This week we were joined by Craig Kafura with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to discuss the results of their recent survey about all things foreign policy. Also this episode: the Philippines' Duterte problem as a structural…
 
Every Tuesday, A.D. Q&A will bring listeners in-depth interviews with newsmakers, policy wonks and politicians… a mix of the big headlines and the critical issues facing our city and state. The goal is to help listeners understand the inner workings of government, give them context for the hot-button issues dominating the news, and introduce them t…
 
Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Cole Stallard, a Streets and Sanitation “lifer” who worked his way up through the ranks and earned the right to replace retired Commissioner John Tully. Stallard embraced the idea of adding a ten-cent deposit to the cost of bottles and cans to reduce the mountain of plastics and other containe…
 
Check out Sara Carter! Sara A. Carter is an award-winning investigative reporter who is taking back the story. Each week, Carter shares her unique perspective as a mom, a wife to a wounded war hero, and a reporter who’s told stories from the darkest corners of the world. Join her as she takes you on a journey taking listeners inside exclusive stori…
 
Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the egregiously overdue end of the travel ban to the U.S. for vaccinated people from the UK and the European Union. They also shudder after finding out Loudoun County, Virginia, schools have failed to reported abuse incidents for years and that Democrats in the Virginia legislature made it easier to cover up these …
 
Joe Biden’s poll numbers drop to new lows, the White House worries about the Christmas shopping season, a survey shows half of San Francisco residents plan to leave the city, the Rolling Stones cancel their own song over references to slavery. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day, Listeners Sounds Off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
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